Fox Host Says He Hasn't Washed His Hands In 10 Years

Clay Curtis
February 12, 2019

"I can't see them, therefore they're not real". How to use a spoon, tie your shoelaces, brush your teeth, wipe your backside and - hopefully - to wash your hands regularly, especially after using the toilet. "Really, I don't really wash my hands ever", he said.

Speaking on Fox and Friends, Hegseth said the infectious micro-organisms did not exist because they could not be seen with the naked eye.

"My 2019 resolution is to say things on air that I say off air", Hegseth added.

"The next thing that will happen they are going to be calling my biology professor at Princeton (and ask) 'When Pete was a student in your class, did he believe germs were real?' So dumb".

"I'm with you on hand washing".

But, as reader Kevin Cook put it: "Not washing your hands at all for 10 years strikes me as reckless disregard for other people's health".

"So, you're becoming immune to all the bacteria", his co-host suggested, helpfully.

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"My dad has that theory too", Bila told him.

As he made the freaky confession laughs and gasps can be heard off camera - pretty understandably, really.

The revelation came after co-hosts Ed Henry and Jedediah Bila questioned Hegseth's off-camera consumption of pizza left out after National Pizza Day Saturday.

He elaborated in an interview with USA Today.

Hegseth doubled down in a string of tweets Monday, urging "The Media" to "loosen up and have some fun". "The Country is doing well (as is my health!)", he wrote on Twitter.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides an extensive list of situations where you should wash your hands on its website, and it includes the vast majority of human day-to-day activities.

Hegseth served with the US Army in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and may well have maintained a stricter hygiene regimen while on duty before returning to a somewhat less sanitary life as a civilian.

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